Make it Blissful at Nuvali


Make it Blissful had the fine opportunity to collaborate with Avida Land Corp this latter half of the year, on two Home Gathering events that brought together homeowners, and bloggers & members of the press. I have to admit, I was intimidated by the thought of mounting two events for such a trusted name in real estate! The first of the two events was the Nuvali Home Gathering last August.

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Make it Blissful at Serin


I’ve always wanted a home in Tagaytay! So when I collaborated with Avida Land Corp on the second Home Gatherings event in their Serin location in Tagaytay, I secretly wished and added to my vision board that I would one day own a holiday home there. (It can happen, right?) For the second event, I tied up with my lovely stylist-cake master-“party-in-a-box”-friend, Maricel Mendoza of A Sweet Cottage, and with Gourdo’s for the dinnerware that would be used for the table styling tutorial.

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Getaway Living at Avida Serin


Ah, Tagaytay! I love that I did my Avida workshop there last October, because I always like escaping to this holiday city (despite its recent reputation as a traffic-riddled weekend getaway). Sadly this is true, because this hilltop city is filled to the ridge on weekends with vacationers from Manila, who all want the comfort of a searing, homey helping of authentic bulalo with a side hot rice and some tawilis, capped off with a cozy cup of coffee while enjoying a view of Taal and a clear sky.

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Posts by our blogger belles & guests

In August & October 2016, Make it Blissful co-hosted two Home Gathering workshops with Avida Land Corp.’s properties in the South of Luzon: Nuvali and Tagaytay. The events were collaborations with our friends from Boqueria Lifestyle Market, A Sweet Cottage event styling, Shophouse Coffee, and Gourdo’s, along with support from small businesses in the Blissful Brands & Businesses Facebook Group. These two gatherings that were meant to encourage more people to dine in and dwell in their Avida homes. Take a look at our two gatherings by clicking these posts, and also, have a read through our Southern living-inspired articles.

A Taste of Southern Living

Read about Beth’s own view of Southern Living: “I grew up [in the South], i love its peacefulness and simplicity. And i will never trade Southern Living for anything else fancy and chaotic.”

Meaningful Celebrations, Southern Living

Eens of Our Eats Dates explored her creative side. “… we gathered as a group to beautifully set our assigned tables then at home, as a way to have good times with family, friends, colleagues over some lavish meal.”

Avida & Meaningful Home Celebrations

Claire Santiago wrote learned how to style tablescapes, “hosting tips for parties thrown at home, as well as advice on how to have a more relaxed lifestyle.

Southern Belle

Dewmaine writes, “I was invited by Martine De Luna to have a relaxing lifestyle crawl and home entertaining workshop in Nuvali, I fixed my schedule to ensure I’ll be able to attend.  And I was glad I did!




A Blissful Day in the South

“I’d like to believe that I’m a Southern lady through and through. Except for the times I’ve lived in a condo near work (Makati) and overseas, I’ve always lived in what my generation would understand as “Southside”. Read more of’s post!

Inspiring Vacation-Like Living

From The Bag Investigator: “Homemaking doesn’t have to be a gruelling job. It’s a practical love where you can make every little thing a nice decoration for your home. You only need to look around and that thing can make a great difference.”

Tagaytay Home Gatherings Workshop

Another wonderful recap by Southern mama Beth: “It was a blessing for me to be surrounded by brilliant people who shares the same passion about life, career and family, a great opportunity to connect and learn from each other.”

Avida & Make it Blissful

Beauty queen & mama Mafae Belasco writes, “I had the opportunity to check out Avida Land’s East Serin Tagaytay units and attend another amazing Make It Blissful event! It was definitely one of the most events I’ve ever been to.”